My great uncle Charlie Burack must have been in the
Polish Army, at least for a time after the end of World War I. He
eventually made his way to the United States via either Cuba or Canada.
Most likely, he came into the States with his brother Sam, who was devoted to
Charlie lived all of his years in the
United States in the East New York section of Brooklyn, New York, residing
with his sister Flora and her husband Harry. He worked in some capacity in
a chemical plant.
"He was a very nice-looking man,
a very handsome man...He and (his brother) Sam were very close. They
were inseparable. Many times he and Charlie, both of them, were in my
house together...He was very quiet, but he'd be more talkative with
your grandmother (Flora) or Sam.
(Sam and Charlie) went places. A
lot of times they used to take my brother and myself, like on a
Sunday, to a park, and we used to make sandwiches, and (they) would take us for the whole day, my brother and myself." - niece